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This guide describes the features of the New MapBrowser.

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, and includes the following sections:

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Page Layout

The new MapBrowser page includes the following elements:

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1) Menu

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The menu allows quick access to:

  • Roads Overlay - when the Roads Overlay is selected, this displays street maps over the vertical imagery.
  • Split View - easily compare imagery for a location across two different surveys.
  • Locate Me -  You you can now see your location on our Nearmap imagery.
  • Downloads - access the downloads screen, where you can see the status of your downloads. 
  • Help & Support - get support, access our product documentation, and give feedback.
  • Switch to MapBrowser Classic - at the same location and zoom level .You can also give feedback, get support, and sign outas you are in New MapBrowser.
  • My Account - access your account page.
  • Sign Out - sign out of Nearmap.

2) Search Box

Use the Search box to


  • Location tool - use this tool to find information for a location on the map. Please refer to the Location Tool guide.
  • Text tool - use this tool to add text annotations to imagery in MapBrowser. Please refer to the Text Annotations section on this page. 
  • Measurement tools for vertical imagery - use these tools to measure the length of an object or path, and its elevation profile using the line tool. Measure the area of an object or space, or find the radius. Please refer to the Measurement Tools for Vertical Imagery guide.
  • Text tool - use this tool to add text annotations to imagery in MapBrowser. Please refer to the Text Annotations section on this page. Measurement tools for oblique imagery - use these tools to measure 3D lines and 3D areas tool. Please refer to the Measurement Tools for Oblique Imagery guide.
  • Height and Width Tools tools - use these tools to measure the height of a building or object from our Oblique imagery, and measure the distance along the ground in Oblique photos. Please refer to the Height and Width Tools guide.
  • Projects tool - use this tool to create, open, and manage projects. Please refer to the Projects Tool guide.
  • Export tool - use this tool to save an image from MapBrowser or export an image to be used in other applications. Please refer to the Export guide.


Above the compass you have a drop-down list that allows you to easily switch your base layer imagery.

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Vertical - This is the standard, fully orthorectified overhead aerial map.


Roads - The Roads shows a view of the street maps only, with no aerial imagery visible.

3D - The 3D shows you the imagery.

5) Compass

When in panorama view mode, click on any of the cardinal directions on the compass to quickly switch to a North, South, East or West Panorama for the current location.


The Locate Me feature shows your location on our Nearmap imagery, which is great for visualising where you are in the field in relation to historical imagery. The feature tracks your location on the map as you move. 



  • For Locate Me to work, users will need to allow access to use their location - clicking ‘Don’t Allow’ will prevent the feature from being enabled. You can change this permission at any time using your web browser settings.
  • If you have chosen to use the Locate Me feature, we may record the approximate location of where you accessed this feature. We do not track or record your location as you move.
  • Please refer to Nearmap’s Privacy Policy for more details on the the collection and use of personal information.


Read more in the Date Selection Tool guide.


9) Scale Bar

You can use the scale bar on all imagery base layers.

  • The scale bar will automatically change based on your zoom level.
  • The scale is displayed automatically in meters for Australian users, and feet for US users.
  • When you use Export Screenshot the scale bar will be included in the saved image. 

Additional Features

Simplified Layout


The new MapBrowser has been designed with a responsive layout, which means it will work on all types of devices and screen sizes  desktop, laptop, mobile and tablet.
On smaller screens, such as mobile, some features are accessed via the side menu in order to save space.

Rotating the Map View

To rotate imagery, hold down the alt’ key while dragging the mouse. On touch screen devices, simply spin’ the map using your thumb and forefingers.
Clicking on the centre of the compass will reset the image back to North.  

Continuous Zoom

You can zoom in easily using your mouse or trackpad on your computer, or using pinch & zoom on a touch screen device.

Continuous zoom makes the zooming experience smooth. You’ll notice the difference to the discrete zoom levels in MapBrowser Classic.  Read about how to move about in MapBrowser from any device in Moving around the MapBrowser

Sharing a Location

It is easy to share a location with other MapBrowser users by copying the URL from your browser. Read more about it in the Sharing Map Location guide.


Read more about viewing a location in Google Street View.